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October 2013: Third Workshop on Isotope Harvesting at FRIB
October 14-16, 2013
Washington University Medical School
St. Louis, Missouri

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• Accommodations and meals will be covered for all attendees.
• A detailed schedule will be available on the website shortly.
• If you would like to contribute a short presentation related to isotope harvesting at FRIB, please contact either Graham Peaslee (, or Suzanne Lapi (
• We would like to have a final attendee list by Sept 13th.
• If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE and operated by Michigan State University. The facility, scheduled for completion in 2018 will produce intense beams of rare isotopes that will provide a broad range of new information about the properties of these isotopes and, for example will allow better understanding of the origin of the elements and the evolution of the cosmos. While the standard mode of FRIB operation will produce a single rare isotope beam for a primary user, the fragmentation or fission of the production beam will produce many other long-lived isotopes that could be harvested and used for other applications. In many cases, these isotopes could be collected while a FRIB primary user performs an experiment, with no impact on the primary user.

The first workshop on Isotope Harvesting at FRIB, held in Santa Fe in 2010, focused on identifying long-lived radioisotopes that FRIB could produce for various applications, such as medical diagnostics and therapy, homeland security, stockpile stewardship, astrophysics, fundamental interactions, nanoprobes for materials science, and industrial and environmental tracers. The second workshop on Isotope Harvesting at FRIB was held in summer 2012 on the campus of Michigan State University and concentrated on experimental design considerations of isotope harvesting at FRIB. The third, two-day workshop, will continue to focus more specifically on what isotopes are likely within reach with the existing design of the FRIB production target facility and what is needed to harvest the isotopes at FRIB. An example of medical isotope production and radiochemistry facilities will be available to tour at Washington University School of Medicine. Participants will help to prioritize the list of radioisotope applications and consider possible experiments that could be carried out with the FRIB facility. Meals and local accommodation will be provided for preregistered participants, and the workshop will be held on the School of Medicine campus within walking distance of the workshop hotel. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Parkway hotel:

There is light rail service from the St. Louis airport directly to the Medical School campus and hotel. Details on the meeting arrangements and the proposed workshop agenda is available on-line:

The conference organizers will be in contact with you to confirm travel arrangements. If you have any questions please contact Graham Peaslee at:

Funded by DOE Office of Science and hosted by Michigan State University
Organizers: Suzanne Lapi, Graham Peaslee, and David Morrissey
Location: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

A printable version of this announcement can be found at:

Isotope Business Office
National Isotope Development Center
P.O. Box 2008, MS 6158
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6158
Phone: (865) 574-6984
Fax: (865) 574-6986

May 2013: International Society Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
Jeju Island, Korea
May 12 - 17, 2013


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